The district confirmed on Friday that four more schools had been added to the four that were already in distance education.
LEXINGTON, SC – A total of eight schools in the Lexington One School District are now in e-learning due to an increase in COVID cases and the resulting quarantine or retention of students.
The district confirmed on Friday that four more schools had been added to the four that were already in distance education. The list includes the following schools:
- Centerville Elementary School
- Elementary Gilbert
- Forts Pond Primary School
- Carolina Springs Elementary School
- Caroline Springs Midfielder
- White Knoll Middle
- Mid Pelion
- Pleasant Middle Hill
They are all remote until September 10 and will return to in-person learning on September 13.
Lexington One Superintendent Dr Gregory Little said the main problem is the effect of COVID on staff and they don’t have enough staff to stay in person due to quarantines.
As of Friday evening, the Lexington School District One COVID-19 dashboard showed 713 positive active COVID cases among students and 85 among staff. A total of 5,960 Lexington One students have been expelled for quarantine or other reasons, with 116 staff members in the same status.
Lexington School District Two had to relocate several schools, such as Batesburg-Leesville High in Lexington School District Three. Clarendon School District Two announced earlier this week that it will move remotely next week when students return from Labor Day weekend.